[Episcopal News Service]
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) approved an additional grant of $100,000 to the Diocese of New York for rescue workers at Ground Zero, site of the terrorist attacks of September 11 on the World Trade Center in New York. The grant will continue to provide emergency food and clothing supplies for the rescue workers at the Respite Center operated by St. Paul's Chapel and the General Theological Seminary. St. Paul's maintains a well-stocked canteen and place of refuge and prayer for rescue crews.
The Diocese of Virginia has received a $25,000 ERD grant to provide support for workers at Reagan National Airport affected by the terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
ERD also approved $25,000 emergency grants to the Diocese of Lexington in the wake of floods in eastern Kentucky; to the Episcopal Church in the Philippines in the aftermath of damage caused by a typhoon; and to the Episcopal Church in Honduras for drought relief that has devastated the country's agricultural sector.